What we're about

Northwest suburbs, Chicago area.

We are liberal and progressive women age 50 and older. We meet to expand our horizons, open our minds, and make friends with women who share our values and life experiences. We meet regularly on weekday evenings, and occasionally on weekends and daytime. We welcome single, married, never married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay, and trans women. We talk, relax, explore, laugh, eat, and find community.

Would you like to connect with informed, liberal, progressive women right here in the 'burbs to have substantive discussions, to listen and learn from each other? Do you want a place where you can freely express your opinions? If so, consider joining us! Our discussions are prompted by current events, politics, societal issues, female-centered topics, books we read that raise interesting or controversial topics, documentaries, podcasts, and the state of the world.

• Have you volunteered for a cause you care about during the past year? We do, individually, and as a group throughout the year.

• Do you have liberal/progressive points of view on issues concerning women, lgbtq+, underserved populations, race, politics, the environment? So do we!

• Have you read any good books lately? We read -- and discuss -- both fiction and non-fiction that relate to our experiences and passions.

• Do you get your news from a variety of real news sources? We read, listen, and watch a range of news entities (not right wing propaganda) in an effort to be informed and objective.

• Are you looking for just the right combination of serious and fun? You’ve found it! We like to lighten things up with game nights, dining, movies, etc.

To join, please answer the 4 questions posed, provide a short bio, and have your Meetup photo show your face (for safety reasons). Member info is seen only by other members.

DUES/POLICIES:

Your first event is free, then dues are $12/year prorated. This amount helps to cover the annual fee charged by Meetup for use of their site. Any additional funds left over will be used throughout the year to tip helpful waitstaff at our events.

Please understand that if you are an event no-show twice without prior notification at least one day ahead, you will be removed from our roll. This is intended to show respect to our hosts and members. (We understand that emergencies do occur and will respect your personal situation.)

No selling or proseltyzing, please.

Please do not post photos or video of Trump/Pence/Barr/Miller without a warning label.

Be sure your Meetup settings allow you to receive messages from us. :)

PWOF is a volunteer-run social Meetup group. We are not a club, and do not raise money for ourselves. Our events are developed and hosted by volunteer organizers and members. Event leaders strive to create high-quality, well-planned activities that will appeal to as many of our members as possible. You are free to choose events that you like, and to forgo those that you do not. If a member is disappointed with an event, or the location/parking/noise level, etc. is unacceptable, the member should choose not to attend that event. Organizers will NOT respond to complaints following events, but welcome suggestions for future events/locations that will better serve all members.

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